previously published in PN Review, 165, August 2005
Try, Please! To Be Sorry
I’m sorry, please,
I’ll try again later.
a sorry try. I am later
not pleased. I am so afraid.
person you are knows I am waiting.
person knows I am phoning. The phone! knows
person I know. Don’t I know anyone
You know that phone? It is like a person.
am sorry it is the phone. Please wait
Try to be phoning. Try to know.
be explanatory. Have I mistaken you
a careless person without a number
leave? Sorry! again. Me, again.